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Wee Willie Walker | If Nothing Ever Changes

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If Nothing Ever Changes

by Wee Willie Walker

Willie exhibits his mastery of the soul idiom. His carefree attitude is true South. His voice can be placid as the Mississippi backwaters or it can churn up the mud from its greatest depths.
Genre: Blues: Soul-Blues
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1. Read Between the Lines
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2. Help! (feat. Curtis Salgado)
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3. Everybody Meets Mr. Blue
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4. I've Been Watching You
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5. Not That I Care
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6. Is That It?
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7. I Don't Remember Loving You
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8. Funky Way
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9. What Love Can Do
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10. Hands of Time
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11. If Nothing Ever Changes
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12. Hymn for Lonely Hearts
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Album Notes
On his most recent release, If Nothing Ever Changes, Willie exhibits his mastery of the soul idiom. Opening with the catchy Miami soul song, “Read Between The Lines,” Walker can be an all-seeing spirited sage and then become the rogue in the Bobby Rush number, “I’ve Been Watching You.” Willie then comes back and interprets, “Not That I Care” a classic country song written by the great Cindy Walker, and makes one wonder why Ray Charles didn’t put it on either of his “Modern Sounds In Country & Western” LPs. Producer Rick Estrin’s “Is That It,” slides Willie into an uptown groove, which Walker handles with ease. His derision in that number is as believable as his heartache in the Cindy Walker song. His ability to convey the nuances of attitude and emotion between those two compositions are an example of Willie’s prowess as a soul singer. Willie and the band take their stab on the bent, “Funky Way,” a lesser-known gem by Georgia born Calvin Arnold. Once again, Willie is acting as an ambassador of the South, spreading the honey. Walker reaches further east than Georgia, crossing the ocean and taking on the Beatles’ “Help” with the aid of west coaster Curtis Salgado. Back in 1967, Willie cut “Ticket To Ride” for Goldwax, so this isn’t really uncharted territory.But where Walker is really in the pocket are on the two Eddie Hinton songs, “Everybody Meets Mr. Blue,” and “Hymn for Lonely Hearts.” Hinton too was drenched in southern soul. The pairing of Eddie’s songs and Willie’s voice go together like biscuits and gravy.
(Review by Mike Elias, Barely Brothers Records. St. Paul, Minnesota)

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Carolyn Clements

A blues must have
It's hard to believe this album. Mr. Walker is one of those "newly discovered, been there all the time" artists. Soul infused blues is the best kind of blues, in my book at least. Mr. Walker tears it up and pours out the soul. I am not a music professional... just a music lover. This is one CD I had to have. Hopefully Mr. Walker has another record in the plan.
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